Weapon found at Painesville’s Harvey High School

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(Photo courtesy: Painesville police)

PAINESVILLE, Ohio– Police in Painesville are investigating after a weapon was found in a high school bathroom.

Painesville police said school officials found out about an alleged weapon hidden in the bathroom at Harvey High School.

The school resource officer recovered the item. School officials said the building was never placed on lockdown.  A K-9 unit from the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office searched Harvey High School.

Police said they will test the weapon to determine if it is an operational firearm.

Harvey High School